Afghanistan Embassy in Tehran Opens Memorial Book to Honor Ukrainian Plane Crash Victims

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 12:36

The Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Tehran opened a memorial book to honor all 176 passengers and to extend sympathy to people and the families affected by the crash of Ukrainian International Airlines Boeing 737 plane.

According to an ISCA report, The Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Tehran offered “its deepest condolence on the tragic and heart-breaking crash of Ukrainian International Airlines Boeing 737 plane that claimed lives of 176 passengers from Afghanistan, Iran, Canada, Ukraine, Sweden, Germany and Great Britain.”

Representatives from embassies of Palestine and Mexico, the adviser of Embassy of France and a number of foreign diplomats attended in this ceremony.

Passengers included 82 Iranians, 63 Canadians, 11 Ukrainians, 10 Swedes, four Afghans, three Germans and three British nationals, according to a tweet from Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko.

The Boeing 737-800 operated by Ukrainian International Airlines took off from Imam Khomeini international airport at 6.12am Tehran time on Wednesday and went down about 10 minutes later, according to flight tracking websites.

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